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Author: Robert Dinwiddie; et al
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Pictorial guide to the majesty and beauty of the universe.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dinwiddie; et al
ISBN: 0756613647 9780756613648
OCLC Number: 57750043
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 512 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
What is the universe? --
Scale of the universe --
Objects in the universe --
Matter --
Radiation --
Gravity, motion and orbits --
Space and time --
Principles of equivalence --
Expanding universe --
Beginning and the end --
Big bang --
Out of darkness --
Life in the universe --
Fate of the universe --
View from Earth --
Celestial sphere --
Celestial cycles --
Names and patterns --
Planetary motion --
Lights in the sky --
Observing with the naked eye --
Observing with binoculars --
Observing with telescopes --
Exploring space --
Astronomy in early civilizations --
Early scientific astronomy --
Copernican Revolution --
Infinite universe --
Shaping space --
Late 20th century astronomy --
Early space craft --
Journeys to the moon --
In the Earth's orbit --
Beyond Earth --
Guide to the universe --
History of the solar system --
Family of the sun --
The sun --
Mercury --
Mercury catalogue --
Venus --
Catalogue of volcanoes --
Catalogue of craters --
Catalogue of other features --
Earth --
Catalogue of tectonic features --
Catalogues of features formed by water and ice --
Catalogue of kingdoms of living things --
The moon --
Catalogue of Maria --
Catalogue of highlands --
Mars intro 1 --
Mars intro 2 --
Catalogue of tectonic features --
Dry rivers and valleys --
Catalogue features formed by water and ice --
Catalogue of lowland plains --
Catalogue of highlands and craters --
Jupiter intro 1 --
Jupiter intro 2 --
Jupiter's moons --
Catalogue of moons: IO --
Catalogue of moons: Ganymede and Callisto --
Saturn intro --
Saturn's moons --
Catalogue of moons: Titan --
Uranus --
Catalogue of moons --
Neptune --
Catalogue of moons --
Pluto --
Kuiper belt and oort cloud --
Asteroids --
Eros --
Comets --
Catalogue of comets --
Meteors --
Catalogue of meteorites --
Milky Way --
Milky Way Galaxy --
Stars --
Life-cycles of stars --
Star formation --
Catalogue of star-forming nebulae --
Main sequence stars --
Old stars --
Stellar remnants --
Stellar endpoints --
Multiple stars --
Variable stars --
Star clusters --
Planets in the Milky Way --
Catalogue of planets --
Beyond our galaxy --
Galaxy formation and evolution --
Types of galaxies --
Galaxy profiles --
Active galaxies --
Galaxy clusters --
Galaxy superclusters --
Night sky --
The constellations --
Patterns in the sky --
Northern Hemisphere --
Southern Hemisphere --
Guide to constellations --
Monthly sky guide --
Using star charts --
Glossary --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: written by Robert Dinwiddie ... [et al.].
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